• Daily Swatch #16 - Hippie Swatch

  • Daily Swatch #15 - Black Sheep Swatch

    111909-black_sheep_swatchSwatch being the the trend setting, international pup of mystery has been in and out of the store for the last couple of weeks and hasn't made himself available for any photo shoots. He's back now and ready for the cameras. Enjoy.
  • Daily Swatch #14 - Blue Collar Swatch

  • Daily Swatch #13 - Boo Swatch

    103009-boo_swatchSwatch hasn't been in all week because he wasn't feeling 100%. He is fully recovered now just in time for Halloween.
  • Feather Skirt DIY

    The use of feathers has been used to add drama, style and glamour to what would otherwise be a normal or boring ensemble. In Project Runway season 6, Carol Hannah won the Bob Mackie/Christina Aguilera challenge. Her use of feathers helped to transform an ordinary black sequin dress into a cutting edge design that won the judges votes. Carol Hannah feather dress Roberto Cavalli Fall 2009 As we all know, the use of feathers is not something new. Most of us have seen it on the runway for the past few seasons from designers such as Roberto Cavalli or are beginning to see them in mass retailers such as H&M and TopShop. However, most of the feather skirts and dresses that take over the runway come with a hefty price and the one’s that are a reasonable price just end up looking like cheap knock-off’s. The best option is to do it yourself. Working with feathers is easy and by creating a do it yourself piece you can customize it any way you like to make it your own. To make a feather skirt is simple. The materials you will need are a pattern for a tulip skirt, 1-2 yards of a wool or polyester, 5-6 yards of feather attached to bias tape, approximately 1 yard of 2” wide elastic. Mood Fabrics elastic trim Mood Fabrics feather trim First start with a basic tulip shape skirt in a wool or polyester for structure. Save the waist band until last since you will need to cover the bias on the feathers. Once you have the body of the skirt constructed begin to attach the feathers to the skirt, 1 row at a time, starting from the bottom. You should leave 1.5”-2” between each row. Once you are finished attaching the feathers, sew the elastic band to the top of the skirt covering the bias of the feathers. It is an easy and affordable way to add a touch of glam into your wardrobe.

    Mood fabrics diy skirt

  • Daily Swatch #12 - Cotton Candy Swatch

    Mood Fabrics Dog

    Swatch has returned to work today just in time to help around the store for the Halloween rush!
  • Daily Swatch #11 - Sir Swatch-A-Lot

    Mood Fabrics dog

    Although Swatch is still out sick we do have some photo back stock of him and his outfits, so by special request from Mood Sweciety Blog reader collyn we are posting this picture.
  • Halloween DIY

    Halloween is upon us once again! It is the time to escape reality and transcend into anything or anyone we want to be, even if it is just for the night. With Halloween costume super stores selling your fantasy by the package, your vision is not always what you had imaged it to be and most likely you will run into a look alike more than once in one night. The only way to live out your fantasy every inch as perfect as you imagined it to be is to ultimately do it yourself. And though you may run into a few people that may resemble you that night, they all seem like knock-offs compared to your one of a kind. Popular costumes this year range from storybook imaginary best friends to the one and only King of Pop. Whatever your fantasy is, Mood Fabrics has just what you need to make all your Halloween dreams come true. wild-things First comes from the popular movie Where the Wild Things Are. The popular and lovable character of Carol is sure to be a favorite for all ages alike this Halloween. With a little bit of faux fur and a great mask, you are ready to go!!! The great added bonus for this costume is the fact that you will stay warm all night long.

    Mood Fabric dog

    The next, which is always popular and always fun, is Pocahontas. The best example of this DIY is demonstrated by Swatch, the Mood Fabrics mascot. His version isn’t exactly practical for humans but we can however use his great sense of style to create a look that is practical and stylish. Just use a little bit of ultra suede along with a cool trim such as feather or fringe to create an easy yet stylish Pocahontas costume!!! michael_jackson_shiny1246260745 And last but not least, this Halloween many will pay tribute to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Michael had many great outfits to choose from. The most memorable would be his embellished bandleader jackets, pants with white socks, and the staple white glove. Get creative with this costume. Spruce up any blazer with a little metallic fringe, sequin, and some fancy buttons to create your own one of a kind Michael Jackson look. Whatever look you go for this Halloween season remember to be CREATIVE and have FUN because that is what this Holiday is all about!!!
  • Daily Swatch #10 - Get Well Soon Swatch

    102009-get_well_swatch Swatch hasn't been feeling too well the last couple of days, so he had to take a few days off of work. He will be back to work soon.
  • Daily Swatch #9 - Make It Work Swatch